With its regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rich Products Corporation Africa provides an extensive array of premium bakery, topping and icing products across South Africa and parts of the African continent. We maintain an on-site Product Solution Centre with a state-of-the-art research and development facility, as well as a bakery and foods…
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Head Baker

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMatric
  • Experience
  • LocationGauteng
  • CityJohannesburg
  • Job FieldCatering / Confectionery 

 Check the quality of baking ingredients

  •    Knead, roll, cut, and shape dough, prove if necessary, according to product specs and handling instructions
  •    Twist and shape dough to make various types of rolls, croissants & various products typically found in a bakery
  •    Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and set oven temperatures
  •    Prepare equipment & tools for baking / icing cakes
  •    Observe colour and state of products being baked. Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings & decorating ingredients
  •    Creativity and seasonal cake program applications as and when necessary.
  •    Weigh ingredients for cake costing purposes
  •    Apply ganache to cakes using the correct preparation methods of application.
  •    Apply fruit glazing and piping gels; cupcake decorations and seasonal cupcake themes
  •    Advanced chocolate techniques writing on cakes
  •    Check expiry dates of merchandized frozen products and act accordingly.
  •    Assisting customers and fellow associates in the Hotbake Store always when and where necessary.
  •    Manage the special-order cakes, to ensure customers are always supplied with their product orders timeously. 
  •    Assist with product merchandising / filling the freezers with merchandized frozen products for sale.
  •    Always treat customers in a friendly manner
  •    Ensure that customers are served politely without delay
  •    Up-sell products on special promotion to customers.
  •    Acquire good knowledge of all products sold and the pricing of those products.
  •    Assist to package and merchandise in the correct packaging for various product categories
  •    Merchandising of products according to company standards. 
  •    Keep the sales area, including the counters, refrigerator counters, shelves, walls and floors, clean and presentable always.
  •    Adhere to GMP Rules, always follow hygiene rules and wear disposable gloves when handling the products
  •    Ensure that products no longer fit for sale are removed from display and brought to the attention of the Head Baker or Store Manager.
  •    Inform the production team if and when you are running short of products.
  •    Assist with stock taking / cleaning of the fridges or freezers or any stock management procedure.
  •    Handle all transactions honestly and uphold the ethics of the company. 
  •    Filling in as a cashier at any other at the discretion of the Retail Operations Manager and or when necessary.
  •    Knowledge of mixers, overrun and correct handling procedures for cake decorating.
  •    Perform any other reasonable tasks in the store at the discretion of the Retail Operations Manager.
  •    Attend to your work in a totally safe manner, to ensure your safety and the safety of fellow associates.
  •    Execute duties diligently, within the scope of all GMP and safety training, food safety requirements, and product quality specifications

   Experience and Education

  •    Grade 12
  •    Minimum of 5 years’ Confectioner experience & a minimum of 5 years’ baking baked goods (either pre prepared or from scratch)
  •    Strong, fluent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the organisation
  •    POS or GAAP experience an advantage
  •    Extensive cake decorating experience as well as baking products across a wide spectrum.
  •    Demonstrated knowledge of ovens, provers, baking tools and equipment needed for baking and cake decorating.
  •    Flexibility, willing to work on Saturdays, shifts, including night shift
  •    Ability to pick up and move 30kg.
  •    Ability to work in a cold or hot environment, in a freezer up to -23 degrees
  •    Outstanding organizational skills.
  •    Good interpersonal skills.
  •    Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  •    Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  •    Demonstrated knowledge of base icing, combing, decorating cakes for sale in the store.
  •    Advanced piping technique abilities

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Rich Products Corporation on to apply